Table 3

Risk analysis for health system delay (univariate and logistic regression analysis)

HSD >11 days %OR (95% CI)P- value*aOR (95% CI)P-value*
Foreign-born <0.001 0.024
 No†61.5 1.00 1.00
 Yes37 0.37 (0.22 to 0.63) 0.50 (0.27 to 0.91)
Age0.1
 >Median43.71.00
 ≤Median54.61.55 (0.92 to 2.62)
Gender 0.003 <0.001
 Male†55.4 1.00 1.00
 Female34.9 0.43 (0.25 to 0.75) 0.28 (0.15 to 0.53)
First visit with GP <0.001
 No†39.9 1.00
 Yes68.7 3.30 (1.80 to 6.06)
First visit at hospital <0.001 0.001
 No†64.6 1.00 1.00
 Yes35.7 0.30 (0.17 to 0. 53) 0.35 (0.18 to 0.66)
Seeking treatment somewhere else, after first visit <0.001
 No†35.1 1.00
 Yes66.7 3.70 (2.12 to 6.44)
Cough>3 weeks 0.036
 No†57.7 1.00
 Yes43.1 0.56 (0.32 to 0.97)
Dizziness 0.04 0.023
 No†49.8 1.00 1.00
 Yes21.4 0.28 (0.75 to 1.01) 0.18 (0.04 to 0.78)
Prior unspecific treatment <0.001 0.012
 No†34.1 1.00 1.00
 Yes57.1 2.58 (1.49 to 4.46) 2.25 (1.19 to 4.25)
Repeated visits with different providers in a different facility <0.001
 No†37.3 1.00
 Yes62.8 2.84 (1.61 to 5.01)
  • *P <0.05 are indicated in bold.

  • †Reference category.

  • aOR, adjusted OR; GP, general practitioner; HSD, health system delay.